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Many people understand the benefits of having a diet rich in Omega-3’s, but many believe the only way to do this is through consumption of fish, fish oil, or Omega-3 enhanced dietary products. However, there are several great plant based sources that can offer the same benefits, sans the fish breath. Enter Flax Seed. Flax Seed comes from Flax, which is a fibrous crop thought to have originated in China and Egypt. Along with being rich in Omega-3, Flax Seed in also a great source of antioxidants and, you guessed it, fiber. Some of the many benefits of adding Flax Seed to your diet include protecting against cancer, lowering cholesterol, improving blood sugar levels, protecting against radiation, and for women preventing hot flashes. Flax Seed can be purchased whole, ground up, or in pill form (usually sold as Flax Seed oil). Generally speaking, ground or milled Flax Seed provides the most benefit as it is more easily absorbed by the body and doesn’t lose its antioxidant or fiber properties such as the oil version. 1-2 tablespoons per day is all you need. Now, since being rich in fiber, it is suggested to ramp up to 2 tablespoons per day to assess your body’s reaction.